“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.” – Kurt Vonnegut
There’s a First Quarter Square between the dramatic Leo Moon and grounded Taurus Sun today (at 4:38 p,m). This may create a desire and a determination to want to venture outside the sanctity of our normal routines to experience something more glamorous or playful or creative.
Communicator Mercury is also having its annual conjunction with non-conforming Uranus in Taurus (values, money, comfort), later tonight (10:41 pm). Mercury-Uranus can sometimes feel like a bit of a horserace going on in our head as our thoughts and ideas can be galloping by us fast and furious now. Uranus, which is the higher octave of mental Mercury, generally tends to speed things up. This aspect is also associated with strokes of genius, originality, innovation, and intuition.
Since Mercury and Uranus are also aligned in financial Taurus it’s possible that we may come up with new or different ideas to make money now. Or, perhaps, it could be that we find ourselves facing situations or circumstances that challenge us now, maybe out of necessity, to simply be more creative or inventive in how we generate a revenue stream because how we operated in the past is possibly no longer a viable option.
“Much ingenuity with a little money is vastly more profitable and amusing than much money without ingenuity.” Arnold Bennett
Also tomorrow in the U.S., a coalition of many essential workers at Walmart, Amazon, FedEx, and other retailers are supposedly poised to go on strike to protest their working conditions during this COVID-19 era. Reform-minded, dissenting Uranus is often a prominent factor in strikes or protests. Speaker Mercury also gives workers a chance to voice their grievances or complaints. May 1 “Rent Strikes” are also reportedly planned in some cities across the U.S. on Friday.
Messenger Mercury formally governs the news and, for the last several days, we have also been hearing more and more about possible food shortages, particularly meat and poultry shortages or disruptions (Taurus governs the food supply). Earlier this week, for instance, with Mercury in Taurus exactly square to authoritative Saturn, President Trump signed an executive order (as part of the Defense Production Act) to keep meat plants open, citing that they are ‘critical infrastructure.’ Also yesterday, we heard a bit of positive news about breakthrough results (Mercury-Uranus) concerning a clinical study involving hospitalized COVID-19 patients who responded positively to Remdesivir, an antiviral drug experimentally used for treating the virus. The FDA is now reportedly moving at ‘lightning speed’ (Uranus!) to review data on the drug to hopefully get it officially approved and cleared for treatment for seriously ill Covid-19 patients.
*All times EDT.
Born On This Day: Actress Cloris Leachman. She’s turning 94 today!
“Let whatever’s going to happen, happen. Don’t judge it before you do it. Sure, sometimes it will be terrible, but sometimes it will just be amazing. That’s where the gold is.” C.L.
Hope it’s a good one! Be safe and well.
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